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Title: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: SBD on July 12, 2009, 09:32:41 am
I'm seeing this with a couple of mates and a bunch of people I don't know this Wednesday- opening day here in Australia.
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Celdur on July 13, 2009, 11:23:14 am
in before snape kills dumbledore...oh wait
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Little on July 13, 2009, 01:12:36 pm
Daniel Radcliffe is hot, so I might go see it with some friends.  ;D
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Haseri on July 14, 2009, 09:33:26 am
Emma Watson is hot.

That might be my sole reason for going.
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Snork on July 14, 2009, 10:34:32 am
Emma Watson is hot.

That might be my sole reason for going.
This.
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Krakow Sam on July 14, 2009, 10:36:51 am
Eeeew. What's wrong with you people.

Its safe to say that none of the child cast of Harry Potter are hot in any way shape or form.

Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Brandonazz on July 14, 2009, 12:08:16 pm
I think this entire city is going to see the movie at midnight tonight.

Can't wait to wait in line.
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Magenti on July 14, 2009, 02:55:35 pm
Emma Watson is hot.

That might be my sole reason for going.

Well she is not ugly and she is of legal age.
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: SBD on July 15, 2009, 05:21:23 am
Saw this today, Emma Watson can wave my wand any time.
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Brandonazz on July 15, 2009, 10:24:31 am
Yeah, basically every teenager and young adult this side of the city was at the theater. It was pretty awesome.

I exaggerate slightly.
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Fink on July 17, 2009, 07:07:19 am
Going to go see it today.  :)

Stupid Transformers is still in IMAX though, so it's not out yet there.
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Kidsoldier on July 18, 2009, 03:09:07 am
Terrible movie.
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Fink on July 18, 2009, 07:11:18 am
Terrible movie.

Thank you for that, your post has completely swayed me. How could anyone ever like this movie.

/sarcasm

(Maybe you could explain your point as to why  ;) )
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Kishmond on July 19, 2009, 09:14:23 am
I think it was the best Harry Potter movie yet. Slughorn came off perfectly and really made the movie.

If I had to complain, it would be some scenes were longer than necessary. And the big reveal that Snape is the Half Blood Prince seemed too tacked on. He just up and tells Harry "I am the Half Blood Prince LONG PAUSE FOR DRAMATIC EFFECT".

PS: Bonnie Wright is hotter than Emma Watson.
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: UFO King on July 19, 2009, 02:29:10 pm
I think while it's good, the others were better. A lot of (sometimes)important stuff was left out, like the conversations between the British and MoM ministers and the NEWT tests, and everything was so dark and depressing the whole movie seemed like it lacked a first act. But it still was funny, like Harry and Ron's conversation about nice skin. Though a lot of things were left unexplained, like the Zombie Gollums... I mean, Inferi. Though one thing was missing that I couldn't stand for: Slughorn's mustache. I mean, in the book illustrations he has a mustache and it just naturally fits his character. Where was it?! Don't get me wrong, Jim Broadbent was great, but I just think that Slughorn's mustache needed to be there.

That whole last rant was not serious at all. I just would have liked a mustache.

And the big reveal that Snape is the Half Blood Prince seemed too tacked on. He just up and tells Harry "I am the Half Blood Prince LONG PAUSE FOR DRAMATIC EFFECT".
I agree.
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Yannick on July 19, 2009, 02:37:57 pm
Emma Watson can ride my broom any day.
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: 7 who ate 9 on July 21, 2009, 03:50:24 pm
Good movie, one of the best Harry Poter movies. They didn't leave out too much, except for some of the side plots, but those aren't all ways needed. The thing that most people don't get is that a lot of the side plots and extra details that are in the book aren't the best for a movie. I liked how in this one they even changed some events that happened in the book, for example, that thing that happened at the weasleys house during Christmas never happened in the book., because they changed these things to make a better movie.

List of favorite Harry Potter movies:

1st place: Prisoner of Azcaban
2nd place: Half-Blood Prince
3rd place: Chamber of Secrets
4th place: Goblet of Fire
5th place: Sorcerer's Stone
6th place: Order of the Phoenix

I thought all of them were really good except for the Order of the Phoenix.
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Fink on July 21, 2009, 08:38:57 pm
...PS: Bonnie Wright is hotter than Emma Watson.

Here here!

*Raises glass*
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Kishmond on July 23, 2009, 09:28:43 pm
Don't you mean "Hear, hear!"?
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Fink on July 23, 2009, 10:47:13 pm
Don't you mean "Hear, hear!"?

I wasn't sure, lol  ;D

Thank you for that. I learned something.
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Crazen on July 29, 2009, 12:57:44 am
Eeeew. What's wrong with you people.

Its safe to say that none of the child cast of Harry Potter are hot in any way shape or form.


 20 years old is not generaly considered a child.

and that is apparently about your age too. do you consider yourself a child?



and what about the ring? wasnt the ring destroyed in the book?


EDIT: what character is crazier, Luna or bellatrix?
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Ultimatum on July 30, 2009, 02:46:35 pm
I saw this film this film two days ago,its not a bad film but in some parts it made no sense. For example ;when Harry confronts Draco in the bathroom,Harry uses one of the Half Blood's spells on him,leaving him in a pool of blood,nothing happens to Harry,no punishments for using forbidden spells. And what of Half blood Prince the in the title,there is barley anything about it until they find his book,someone (after Harry uses that naughty spell) hides  the book from Harry and its promptly forgotten  until  the end when Snape says something like "oh  I'm the Half blood Prince!"

To conclude on this review,I know 'I've complained about x,y and Z about this film,but I can't really complain about missing parts from the book because its a 60 minute film,and they couldn't possible fit everything in without making it longer and losing their target audience . I know that they will probably miss a large part out of DH because its the longest book in the series,saving everything  for the final battle,which they seem rather eager to get to. They just need something to explain what is going on in the plot,which would make it eaiser to follow.

Oh Crazen,I think Bellatrix Lestrange being psychopath,makes her somewhat crazier  ;D
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Grangan on July 30, 2009, 03:11:16 pm
HarryxLuna 4ever!
(Yes, I know it's not canon.  Now shove off)
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Yannick on July 31, 2009, 08:46:32 am
Oh yeah, Luna Lovegood is another character that can polish my wand.
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Ultimatum on July 31, 2009, 09:28:57 am
Oh yeah, Luna Lovegood is another character that can polish my wand.

Polish your what now?

Muggles don't own wands.
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Haseri on July 31, 2009, 11:54:13 am
Ultimatum, I think we need to teach you about double entendres...
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Ultimatum on July 31, 2009, 11:59:00 am
I know what an double entendres is.I was trying to be witty  :-[
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: emmet on July 31, 2009, 12:08:36 pm
I see no wit! >:(
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Andrew Ryan on July 31, 2009, 01:58:14 pm
I see no Moxy!
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Veraal on July 31, 2009, 01:59:40 pm
Movie was quite... Different from the book.

Also, daniel radcliffe looks like a complete twit.
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: emmet on July 31, 2009, 03:07:56 pm
I see no Moxy!

I'm going to pretend I didn't hear that!
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Kishmond on August 01, 2009, 10:49:28 am
Re-reading the book now. They sure did leave a lot out. Too bad the apparition lessons were cut, that would've been interesting.


Eeeew. What's wrong with you people.

Its safe to say that none of the child cast of Harry Potter are hot in any way shape or form.

Bonnie Wright is almost exactly my age. She's supposed to be 15. Hah.
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Yannick on August 01, 2009, 11:20:28 am
Krakow my good man, the world is full of possibilities when you're under 18.
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Crazen on August 01, 2009, 02:35:29 pm
Bonnie Wright is almost exactly my age. She's supposed to be 15. Hah.
thats my point
Radcliffe; 20, Watson; 19, Wright, 18

Krakow my good man, the world is full of possibilities when you're under 18.
almost none  of the main cast, except maybe Lynch, who is still 17, are children. some are five years over how old their characters are supposed to be. its become a joke of how much older they are than their supposed to be; though I cant see why. its not that funny


of note to me, I recently was suprised to learn that I am a fan of the series
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Haseri on August 02, 2009, 10:43:35 am
Dawson Casting FTW! (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/DawsonCasting)
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Krakow Sam on August 02, 2009, 02:15:39 pm
For the record I wasn't saying eew because they were under age. Its more the thought of Daniel Radcliffe's mole-like appearence that makes me cringe.
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Crazen on August 02, 2009, 03:32:58 pm
mole-like apearence? are you shure we are talking about the same person?
cause radcliffe isnt the one with the mole-like apearance

(http://www.hpvision.com/books/wormtail.jpg)
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Krakow Sam on August 03, 2009, 06:26:27 am
That's not mole like, that's rat-like.  ::)
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Yannick on August 03, 2009, 06:29:08 am
For the record I wasn't saying eew because they were under age. Its more the thought of Daniel Radcliffe's mole-like appearence that makes me cringe.
I'm catching your drift man.
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Plank of Wood on August 05, 2009, 01:29:26 am
If I had to complain, it would be some scenes were longer than necessary. And the big reveal that Snape is the Half Blood Prince seemed too tacked on. He just up and tells Harry "I am the Half Blood Prince LONG PAUSE FOR DRAMATIC EFFECT".

It's because he's Alan Rickman.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQHtQqbJqhE
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Krakow Sam on August 05, 2009, 05:52:50 am
For the record I wasn't saying eew because they were under age. Its more the thought of Daniel Radcliffe's mole-like appearence that makes me cringe.
I'm catching your drift man.

D:
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Plank of Wood on August 08, 2009, 07:28:14 am
Fun fact - Mr Ollivander was also Winston Smith in Nineteen Eighty Four.
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Putspooza on August 17, 2009, 05:18:32 am
Going to watch it tomorrow, not expecting anything good frankly.
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Snork on August 17, 2009, 05:11:25 pm
Since when have you become so Cynical, Spooze?
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Putspooza on August 17, 2009, 05:18:31 pm
Don't know.

I constantly alternate between being really silly and really cynical. weird huh?

Also, it's like 3:30 AM over here, so I'm really tired, that might have something to do with it.
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Snork on August 17, 2009, 05:35:13 pm
It's 3:35 here and I'm just fine-
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Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Putspooza on August 19, 2009, 08:46:07 am
Well.
it sucked.
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Fink on August 19, 2009, 09:31:43 am
Well.
it sucked.

Well, if you knew you weren't going to like it, then why did you even bother going?
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Putspooza on August 19, 2009, 10:56:30 am
Well.
it sucked.

Well, if you knew you weren't going to like it, then why did you even bother going?

I didn't feel like saying no to the one who suggested it.
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Yannick on August 19, 2009, 12:13:23 pm
Ohhh.... It sucked, I get it.
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Snork on August 19, 2009, 02:12:30 pm
It sucked in air, getting bigger and bigger until it popped.
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: dndfreak on August 29, 2009, 07:16:47 pm
Saw this one a while back... Don't think I'll ever recover.  However, I think it'll be safe for me to rant w/o suicidal thoughts.  Be warned: I have seen every movie on TGWTG's review list, and this is the worst movie I have ever seen.  For that reason, I will cover my entire rant in spoiler.  If you actually enjoyed this turd, I suggest not mousing over it.  Just ignore this post, you'll be glad you did.

So I was looking forward to this for one reason:  The epic clash at the end between the now defunct DA members and the Death Eaters.  That was the ONE THING.  Guess what they did?  They cut it.  They cut the film's entire climax.  Wow.

One of the biggest things critics have worried about the movie is if the cast can look their role's ages.  So, naturally, in the first scene we see Harry hitting on college girls.  Nice.

Next comes a long series of dialog that made me laugh so horribly- Dumbledore had 10-20 lines and not a single one showed any emotion, even when he became frustrated at Harry's refusal to follow him.  I couldn't help but remember the resembalances to TGWTG's "I'm acting!" catchphrase.

Jumping ahead to the next lulzwortheez is the meeting between Harry and Ginny.  In the last movie, Ginny was over a foot shorter than Harry.  Now it's the other way around.  It was another findf*ck that just pointed out the inaccurate timespan.  Not to mention later on when Dumbledore goes into a monologue about how Harry has "grown so much".

Back to the chronology, the closet that is Voldemort's ultimate secret weapon against Hogwarts is clearly displayed through a ten-foot-wide window lit 24 hours a day inside the one building over a single story in all of Diagon's shady quarter.  I mean COME ON, it's one thing to lower lighting to put a focus on what you want the viewer to see but it's another thing entirely to have a great contrast when you're trying to portray a feeling of stealth.


Sorry, it's just so bad that I can't keep going like this.  I'm only ten, fifteen minutes in and that's as far as I can go without ripping my keyboard out of the back of my pc and sticking my tongue in the port.
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Kenobro on August 30, 2009, 08:47:02 am
Funny because many critics actually liked this.

Also, when he said you've grown so much, he wasn't referring to height. 

I haven't seen it yet but I read the book and reading your rant made me laugh because it was so inaccurate.
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Gorman Conall on August 30, 2009, 09:30:00 am
I haven't seen this yet but they really cut the battle at the end?

If so that really really bites, Its okay to cut some smaller things (like the sphinx in 4). But not something that big.
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Kenobro on August 30, 2009, 09:31:20 am
I think he's lying.  He's made other outrageous claims before.  I doubt he even read the book or saw the other films.

Also, why did you watch it just to see one thing?  That's like reading a book just for the ending.
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Putspooza on August 30, 2009, 09:52:25 am
Kenobro, if you would have seen ANY harry potter film besides maybe the third one, you'd know perfectly well how the films have nothing to do with the books. at all.

the only thing I seem to remember that was in both of them was that

Dumbeldor died, and he had a charred hand, and that voldemort split his soul amongst an array of objects and stuff so he'll be immortal, the rest of the movie was all "oh look we are teenagers we have hormones let's make out" and "oh no you dated someone else while I secretly loved you, I will now cry and attack you with some birds" and "oh look I'm a freaky blond that wasn't in the books and I serve as comic relief because I'm all freaky"
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Kenobro on August 30, 2009, 10:05:25 am
Seen all of them, and the first two were actually the one's closest to the books.  They started to screw it all up withh the 4th one though.
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Snork on August 30, 2009, 10:26:10 am
Freaky blond?
Do you mean Luna Lovegood? She was in the books.
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Putspooza on August 30, 2009, 10:32:54 am
Freaky blond?
Do you mean Luna Lovegood? She was in the books.

maybe the 7th one, i didnt read that one, I dont remember her being in any of the books.
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Kenobro on August 30, 2009, 10:35:13 am
She was, I don't remember when she was first seen.  But it wasn't the 7th.
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Snork on August 30, 2009, 10:35:53 am
She was introduced in book Five, as I remember. Book Five was also one of the best ones I've read, though that could just be a case of Nostalgia (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/NostalgiaFilter).
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Kenobro on August 30, 2009, 10:44:20 am
Nostalgia?  It was released only a few years ago.
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: dndfreak on August 30, 2009, 11:10:16 am
Yeah, I think it was book 5.

And yes, butthole.  I've read them all twice through in addition to seeing each of their crappy film counterparts.  The thing is that they took out the friggin battle, and without it the whole thing seems like a chick flick; just one awkward love scene after another, broken up by some CGed people with wands in an attempt to stay faithful to the book.
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Kenobro on August 30, 2009, 11:30:19 am
Perhaps than you should refrain from using 5 year old insults in your posts.  It makes you look less intelligent then you are.  Did I insult you, no, I didn't.  But anyways,  I read book 6.  It didn't seem like a chick flick at all.  Were you paying attention to the plot?  Also, I forgot to mention, but Dumbledore is supposed to act like he does in the movies. 

When I see it I'll write a review of it to see if your allegations are true.  I haven't yet due to issues I won't say on the forum.
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: dndfreak on August 30, 2009, 11:34:32 am
But anyways,  I read book 6.  It didn't seem like a chick flick at all.

BINGO.  That's what makes it that bad.  If I expected the entire focus of the movie to be on Hermione trying to bang Ron, I wouldn't have even gone.
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Kenobro on August 30, 2009, 11:38:33 am
What, the fact it's a novel adaptation is what makes it bad?  Also, there's a reason that there is, from reading what you said, so much love in the movie is because they are 16.  Hormones.  I know they aren't REALLY 16 in real life, but that's how old they are supposed to be.

Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Putspooza on August 30, 2009, 11:46:47 am
The fact that they are raging hormone time bombs is appropriate to be in the movie, but not as the main thing, like it was in the latest.
The whole movie was revolving along this mushy "who kissed who" plot, with the sub-plot of the actual story.
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Kenobro on August 30, 2009, 11:47:47 am
Then they seriously screwed up because the book wasn't like that at all.
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: emmet on August 30, 2009, 11:50:32 am
Perhaps than you should refrain from using 5 year old insults in your posts.  It makes you look less intelligent then you are.  Did I insult you, no, I didn't.  But anyways,  I read book 6.  It didn't seem like a chick flick at all.  Were you paying attention to the plot?  Also, I forgot to mention, but Dumbledore is supposed to act like he does in the movies. 

Kenobro, for gods sakes, hold your tongue until you've seen the movie.

To me, it seemed like the main plot of this movie was Ron and that random girl, and Hermione's reaction. It was so strange and annoying.
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: dndfreak on August 30, 2009, 11:54:07 am
Not to mention they didn't even do that right.  Harry never confronted Ginny and ended it after Dumbledore's death like he did in the book.
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Putspooza on August 30, 2009, 12:00:06 pm
so yeah, "moovy sux, book waz betar", new discussion please.
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: dndfreak on August 30, 2009, 12:03:28 pm
First of all, I use grammar.  Secondly, the topic is what we thought of the movie.  What do you mean 'new discussion'?  This is the ONLY discussion.
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Putspooza on August 30, 2009, 12:09:14 pm
First of all, I use grammar.  Secondly, the topic is what we thought of the movie.  What do you mean 'new discussion'?  This is the ONLY discussion.

I was joking about the new discussion, and if you notice the quotes around the "1337-sp43k", you can pretty guess I'm again, joking, I mean, yeah, the movie sucks and the book was better, but I didn't actually mean it to be in leet speak, just like someone typing "!!oneoneone", they don't actually mean ones to be placed at the end.
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: dndfreak on August 30, 2009, 01:18:42 pm
Meh, you saying that seriously wouldn't have surprised me.
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Yannick on August 30, 2009, 02:29:26 pm

 Hermione trying to bang Ron
That would probably be the only reason I'd go watch it.
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Gorman Conall on August 30, 2009, 03:37:45 pm
Wow..that bites.

I am a huge harry potter fan and i thought all the movies were great adaptions..i haven't seen this one yet.
 If its like whats described here..then good god..they might as well have taken a butcher knife to book.
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: dndfreak on August 30, 2009, 03:39:27 pm
they might as well have taken a butcher knife basilisk's fang to book.
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Haseri on August 31, 2009, 05:35:14 am

 Hermione trying to bang Ron
That would probably be the only reason I'd go watch it.

Hermione trying to bang Luna Lovegood.

Only reason I'd see it.

What?
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Yannick on August 31, 2009, 05:36:36 am
That's even better than trying to bang Ron! Give me two tickets, now!
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Snork on August 31, 2009, 05:37:04 am

 Hermione trying to bang Ron
That would probably be the only reason I'd go watch it.

Hermione trying to bang Luna Lovegood.

Only reason I'd see it.

What?
I NEEEED THAT FILM GODDAMMITTTT
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Lord Janos on August 31, 2009, 10:45:20 am
Well I downloaded saw it, and...

While I agree that it was almost entirely focussed on the teenage angst, the most worrying part of the film was the dreadful acting.  Even Michael Gambon looked like he was just going through the motions, happy to pick up his wages for the minimum effort.

Credit to Helena Bonham Carter and Maggie Smith, who were model professionals throughout what was a truly dreadful film.  Alan Rickman did what was expected but wasn't given nearly enough minutes that his excellent portrayal of Snape deserves.

Now I loved the books.  The fifth and the last were perhaps the worst of the lot, but Half Blood Prince was cool for the background you got on Snape.  As it turns out, even the horcruxes and the importance of the potions book were sidelined for the erm... "talents" of Emma Watson (a wooden spoon could "act" better than she does) and the insufferable Rupert Grint.  I respect Daniel Radcliffe for trying to do alternative projects such as Equus and that WW1 drama, but it's clear that at this stage he's just honouring his contract with the HP films because of the momentous wages he's being paid, as it was a pretty pathetic performance on his part as well.

On a positive note, Tom Felton made a brilliant Malfoy and dare I say it portrayed the character better than Rowling even did in the book (I feel that he lost a lot of face time in the books and kind of fell into a stereotype), but his was the only believable character aside from the three I mentioned earlier.

Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: dndfreak on August 31, 2009, 10:58:42 am
I agree for all but Malfoy, sure he has the sneer down but when he was standing there trying to kill Albus he looked more constipated than confused/desperate.
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Lord Janos on August 31, 2009, 12:02:28 pm
I agree for all but Malfoy, sure he has the sneer down but when he was standing there trying to kill Albus he looked more constipated than confused/desperate.

That scene was so badly botched that I'm trying not to count it!  No tension, no emotion.  Just dire.  On the whole Malfoy was pretty good in comparison to the others.
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Snork on August 31, 2009, 12:04:38 pm
Wow, the film really is that bad, yeah?
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Yannick on August 31, 2009, 12:19:49 pm
I'm starting to think that Actor X trying to bang Actor Y is the only good part of this movie.
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Snork on August 31, 2009, 12:28:02 pm
I've read that IS the movie.
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Yannick on August 31, 2009, 12:30:00 pm
brb movie theatre
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Snork on August 31, 2009, 07:47:49 pm
So, overall, this film probably isn't worth my time.
I'll just go download LEGALLY ACQUIRE more Farscape episodes.
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: dndfreak on August 31, 2009, 09:42:24 pm
It's ok, on the internets everyone should just assume that everyone else pirates everything.

*starts singing*

"YARR, HARR, FIDDLE DEE DEE"
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Crazen on August 31, 2009, 10:40:28 pm
either way, I liked it.
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Kishmond on September 12, 2009, 08:28:31 pm
After thinking about it, watching it again, and re-reading the book, I have decided I do not like this movie.
A lot of book 6 was leading in to book 7, and instead of making it a compelling movie they decided to replace it with Bonnie Wright feeding people cookies and tying their shoelaces. And the end was not even nearly as awesome as it could have been.
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Magenti on October 18, 2009, 12:58:14 pm
After thinking about it, watching it again, and re-reading the book, I have decided I do not like this movie.
A lot of book 6 was leading in to book 7, and instead of making it a compelling movie they decided to replace it with Bonnie Wright feeding people cookies and tying their shoelaces. And the end was not even nearly as awesome as it could have been.


I concur with this assessement. This movie was bad.. badly directed and scripted.. well.. not all parts.
But they went from bloody brilliant scripting and directing to just bland crap.

What the hell happened? Did they make too much money on the other movies to give a crap about these?
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: dndfreak on October 18, 2009, 01:10:52 pm
No it's that the actors got to cocky and now they s***.  Radcliffe is getting heaps of money because he's threatening to leave before they finish shooting.  Because the entire staff is made up of his slaves, he just does whatever he feels like.  No one will complain about ANY of the actors because if any of them quit then they're screwed.
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Magenti on October 18, 2009, 01:56:52 pm
As far as I could see the acting was fine. It was mostly how the director desided to continue the film that pissed me off. Dumbledores death was not even dramatic.. even though it was all slow motion falling.
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Kenobro on October 18, 2009, 01:57:10 pm
Umm, spoilers?  Use them please?
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Ultimatum on October 18, 2009, 02:17:15 pm
Umm, spoilers?  Use them please?

 :D

Another spoiler,Snape killed him!
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Kenobro on October 18, 2009, 02:18:13 pm
No, I meant use the spoiler tag.
Title: Re: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Post by: Logan Felipe on December 15, 2009, 04:34:45 pm
7 = two movies

thought you should know.

Heard it on the tonight show.

Months ago. : P


I'm seriously debating whether I'm even going to see them in theaters. I'll likely wait until dvd, blockbuster them, have my intellect insulted, then never watch them again...


The thing is, they're doomed to fail, because they already cut out the set up of a lot of the unexpected stuff that shows up in seven out of the previous six. So in order for them to actually be made, they'll end up making up EVERYTHING.

What the hell happened? Did they make too much money on the other movies to give a crap about these?

The SGU effect. That's what happened...  > . >

Yates: "An adaptation of a popular book series? Nerds who read books can't watch movies, but we've developed a large zombie-like fanbase; why should we pay more when we can simply milk them? Let's turn from a fantasy adventure into a lower cost drama - with bad lighting!"

4 wasn't too bad as a stand alone movie if you ignored everything that was cut and changed; but 5 was ridiculous, and 6...
These 3 films broke my false impression that all British people make good films...Where's Colombus when you need him?

And while Slughorn's actor was great in other films (Indy Jones anyone?), he is also a character actor; for the role to fit properly, you have to match your actor to the character; not the other way around. The thing is, he's apparently an actor with a long list of british films in his resume. Actors with standing are traditionally intimidating (usually unintentionally, unless they've got an ego problem) for many directors to work with. Rarely, you get lucky, as with Alec Guinness and Peter Cushing, both actors with decades of experience who handled their roles very well, despite George Lucas' inability to know and properly express to his actors just what exactly he's looking for (other than "faster and more intense")...